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Public Communication SpecCompetency Level:
Multimedia Journalist #000088Department:
Communications and Public RelationsPosition Summary:
This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus. Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications, the Multimedia Journalist produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms, including the web and social media, in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to WCU faculty, staff, students, key stakeholders and the community at large. The position requires a strong writer who adheres to the traditional tenets of journalism with reporting that effectively combines text, images, sound, video and graphics. The position also is expected to serve as a writer for the University’s magazine.Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must bePreferred Qualifications:
received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred education and experience: Anticipated Hiring Range:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication, Telecommunication and Film, or Journalism and one (1) year of multi-media reporting experience; OR Associate degree and three (3) years of multi-media reporting experience; OR High School and five (5) years of multi-media reporting experience. May be required to work non-typical schedules, including weekends and special events. May work in inclement weather. Must be able to lift and carry equipment up to 30 pounds.
Must be a strong writer and a team player, willing to work flexible hours and possess a strong understanding of how news is delivered on multiple platforms. Strong writing skills and the ability to submit content on deadline under pressure. Must demonstrate exceptional writing, planning and organizational skills as well as strong interviewing and communication skills. Proficient in the operation of a personal computer, as well as multi-media news gathering and editing equipment and experience with live shots.
$42,614 - $47,915Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours per Week:
40Number of Months per Year:
12Salary Band Range:
$29,743 - $77,204Salary Grade:
For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this journey level posiiton is considered a Salary Grade 69.Open Date:
08/12/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applicants must apply online. A cover letter, resume, and list of references are required to complete the application process. Please also include a portfolio of written and visual creative. A minimum of three writing and photo/video samples must be submitted and can be uploaded as “other document” if not already included in resume or portfolio. Finalists will be required to complete a writing test or assignment as part of the application process. Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference. PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS. If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.